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Court documents: Kaine seeks money from Terri to pay for attorney fees
Laura Rackner, Kaine Hormans attorney, filed paperwork Monday seeking payment from Terri Horman for Kaines legal fees. Kaine is seeking half of his attorney's fees paid for.
Florida's Attorney General on George Rekers: He Was the Best Anti-Gay Expert Available [Homophobosphere]
# homophobosphere Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum yesterday stuck by his decision to hire anti-gay activist George Rekers the George Rekers who was later caught with a male escortwhen the state had to defend its ban on adoption by gay couples. More��
Attorney representing Venezuela's lone anti-Chavez TV channel faces criminal charges
A lawyer who represents Venezuela's lone television channel that remains critical of President Hugo Chavez has been charged with obstructing justice, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Former lawyer admits W.Va. fraud
Associated Press - July 27, 2010 6:35 PM ET CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former Mingo County lawyer is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 3 after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than...
Birmingham attorney's office and two other buildings burn in fire
BIRMINGHAM (WIAT)- A building being renovated by a Birmingham attorney burned to the ground late Monday night. Two other buildings, including attorney Eric Guster's current office, were also damaged. "My first reaction is worry about my office. We have to relocate," Guster said. Copies of important computer files and paperwork are safe at another�location, and Guster said his practice will ...
Lawyer from anti-Chavez TV faces prosecution
Life-size Elvis belonging to ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich may be auctioned due to storage fees More>>
Lawyer: Experts verify garage sale find as Ansel Adams negatives, worth $200 million
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives bought in California for $45 has been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams, worth at least $200 million.
Lawyer: Negatives verified as Ansel Adams' work
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives bought in California for $45 has been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams, worth at least $200 million.
Attorney: Ronald Mancuso faces prosecution in parking meter case
As Ronald Mancuso awaits sentencing Thursday for his role in the illegal disposal of asbestos, his attorney is recommending that the judge not take into consideration his clients alleged theft of nearly $1 million in coins from Syracuse parking meters.
Ten-year prison sentence for civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart
The injustice in the 10-year prison sentence handed to civil-rights lawyer Lynne Stewart does not appear in The Seattle Times coverage of Stewarts resentencing [NY lawyer gets 10-year term in terrorism case, Nation & World, seattletimes.com, July 15]. The truth is in the back story.
Lawyer from anti-Chavez TV faces prosecution
A lawyer who represents Venezuela's lone television channel that remains critical of President Hugo Chavez has been charged with obstructing justice, prosecutors said Tuesday. Venezuela - Television - Colombia - Television channel - South America
NY attorney general investigating fake nun linked to Brooklyn 'church' with violent past
New York's attorney general is investigating reports of a woman who dons a nun's habit and cross to solicit donations for a phoney church with a violent past.
Lawyer from anti-Chavez TV faces prosecution
A lawyer who represents Venezuela's lone television channel that remains critical of President Hugo Chavez has been charged with obstructing justice, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Arizona's U.S. attorney part of fight vs. SB 1070
The U.S. attorney for Arizona doesn't like the state's new immigration law, and in fact, is part of the Department of Justice lawsuit challenging its legality. Dennis Burke says border enforcement is the better way to fight illegal immigration.
Jury convicts attorney of mortgage fraud
STATESBORO, GA - After a three-day trial, a jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Emanuel County, Georgia attorney John R. Thompson on mortgage fraud charges. The case was tried before District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield at the U.S. Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia.
Ex-Southeast attorney to be sentenced for stealing from client
CARMEL A former Southeast attorney, who admitted to stealing $339,000 from a client at a real estate closing but won't say what she did with the money, appeared briefly today in Putnam County Court, where a judge told her she would be sentenced next week.
Ex-Mingo lawyer pleads guilty in wire fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former Mingo County lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to wire fraud for billing the West Virginia Public Defender Services nearly $120,000 for services he didnt provide, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced. Willia...
Former Lawyer's Sentencing Continues
The punishment phase for a former lawyer who had sex with a teenager will continue Wednesday morning.
Rod Blagojevich Lawyer Wraps Up Closing Arguments
The Rod Blagojevich trial is coming to a close, with his defense lawyer Sam Adam, Jr. wrapping up his closing arguments on Tuesday.
From Blagojevich Lawyer, Final Argument With Drama
A defense lawyer in the corruption trial of Rod R. Blagojevich offered a final argument peppered with whispers, shouts, gasps, sarcasm and slang.
Khadr's lawyer releases letter from prison: Reports
Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has resigned himself to a life without freedom, the 23-year-old wrote in a letter to his lawyer.
Blagojevich Lawyer Wraps Up Closing Arguments
The Rod Blagojevich trial is coming to a close, with his defense lawyer Sam Adam, Jr. wrapping up his closing arguments on Tuesday.
State's attorney candidate vows to work 24-7
Baltimore City State's Attorney candidate Gregg Bernstein has his work cut out for him.The veteran criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, 55, has pitted himself against incumbent State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy, who with 15 years in office as the city's top prosecutor, has won three elections....
Baltimore attorney clipped for lying
Marylands top court has suspended for 90 days a Baltimore lawyer who lied repeatedly about having sent a mortgage-release document to his client, who held a lien on a relatives home. Attorney Martin B. Brown also improperly converted funds in his trust account by cashing the check for the mortgage payoff and giving the money [...]
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Wants Time with Family Before Rehab
The actress is "a little upset right" worrying about how quickly she'll go from jail to treatment
Khadr's lawyer releases letter from prison: Reports
Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has resigned himself to a life without freedom, the 23-year-old wrote in a letter to his lawyer.
Lawyer: Negatives Verified by Team of Experts as Ansel Adams' Work
Rick Norsigian holds up a photograph made from a glass negative shot by the late photographer Ansel Adams during a news conference in Beverly Hills, on Tuesday July 27,2010. A lawyer says the trove of old glass negatives found in a garage sale for 45 dollars by Norsigian a painter from Fresno, Calif. has been authenticated as the work of photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200 ...
Fall River attorney sworn in as judge
Minutes before his elevation to the bench, attorney Col. George F. Phelan sat in the courthouse at 289 Rock St. and smiled. I feel very relaxed and happy, said the Fall River native and resident. Very happy. Phelan was nominated to fill the role opened by the nomination of Judge Angela M. Ordonez to the Norfolk Probate and Family Court.
4 apply to become temporary district attorney
Four candidates vying to be the next district attorney in the Macon Judicial Circuit have submitted applications to Gov. Sonny Perdue asking to be temporarily appointed to the post until the Nov. 2 election.
Lawyer for dementia sufferer speaks out
The lawyer for a 69-year-old man with dementia has defended his client's charges of indecent assault - watch the full interview.
Lawyer's motion calls to look into cops' past
SAN BERNARDINO - The lawyer for a man who alleges two San Bernardino police officers roughed him up during a traffic stop last year will soon learn if other complaints were filed against the officers.
9/11 Trauma Influenced Lawyer's Misconduct, Court Finds
A New York appellate court has overturned a finding that a personal injury lawyer had misappropriated client funds with dishonest or fraudulent intent, citing post-9/11 trauma the attorney blamed for his conduct. The panel approved a one-year suspension for Frederick W. Salo, but dismissed a charge that he had engaged in dishonest or fraudulent conduct, crediting psychologists' opinions that he ...
Lawyer in Iran stoning case in hiding to avoid arrest, supporters say
Human rights attorney Mohammed Mostafaei helped bring the world's attention to his client, Sakineh Mohammedie Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two who was set to be stoned to death for allegedly committing adultery in Iran.
Lawyer has affair with Saiful
KUALA LUMPUR - IN A sensational twist in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, a prosecutor has been dropped after being accused of having an affair with the star witness. Defence lawyers said the surprise move bolstered its claim that Anwar, a former deputy premier who was sacked and jailed on separate sex and corruption counts a decade ago, is the victim of a political ...
Dementia sufferer's lawyer blasts three-strikes law
The lawyer for a 69-year-old man with dementia has defended his client's charges of indecent assault - watch the full interview.
Black officers' attorney says mayoral-council rift may hinder settlement
Louis Bullock, the Tulsa attorney who represents black police officers in their lawsuit against the city, has approached some city councilors about mending their relationship with Mayor Dewey Bartlett ...
Blagojevich's attorney gives flamboyant final argument
'No one's going to say he's the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he's not corrupt,' says Sam Adam of the former Illinois governor. An attorney representing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in his corruption trial portrayed him Tuesday as a foolish, ineffective chief executive who could not plan complicated criminal schemes.
Attorney wants judge to pay costs
A disciplinary attorney for a panel that polices judges is pushing the group to force a Cocke County judge to pay out of his own pocket the costs of both his trial on ethics violations and a substitute judge needed to fill his spot during an upcoming 90-day suspension.
Lawyer: Negatives verified as Adams’ work
Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale
Attorney argues Blagojevich is a talker, not a crook
Rod Blagojevich is insecure, he talks a lot and he's a bad judge of character but he is not a criminal, the ousted...
Attorney, Seattle Times publisher to receive government-transparency award
Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen and Spokane attorney Duane Swinton are being honored by the nonprofit Washington Coalition for Open Government for their contributions to transparency in government.
Attorney objects to Lingle appointee for Chief Justice
In a letter to the Hawaii Bar Association, attorney Eric Seitz calls Katherine Leonard "ill equipped...
Attorney General Sues Mortgage Rescue Co.
Attorney General Terry Goddard says Guardian Group, LLC committed consumer fraud against desperate homeowners.
Dementia sufferer's lawyer 'disgusted' at three-strikes law
The lawyer for a man with dementia says New Zealanders should be disgusted and ashamed of the way the law treats vulnerable members of society.
Final attorney skirmish sends Blagojevich case to jury
In the final exchange before the case goes to the jury today, Rod Blagojevich defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. cast the former governor as the victim of a political plot, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar countering it's a "desperate" claim.
County Attorney Ready For SB 1070
Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley sat down with CBS-5 for a one-on-one interview to talk about SB1070, Arizona's new immigration law, set to take effect Thursday.
Lawyer seeks to depose biker in slain dancer suit
An attorney for the family of a slain exotic dancer says he may ask a federal judge to compel the deposition of a biker who says he worked security at a stripper party at the Manoogian Mansion in 2002.
Lawyer: Negatives verified as Ansel Adams' work
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Pension fund sues lawyer in money flap
The retirement system for city-parish workers claims Baton Rouge lawyer Randy Zinna misplaced more than $340,000 in appeal bond funds that should have been returned to the system years ago.
Lawyer paints Blagojevich as silly, not shrewd
CHICAGO Rod Blagojevich's attorney portrayed him Tuesday as a foolish, ineffective governor who could not plan complicated criminal schemes.